New England Beekeeping Supplies

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This is the home of New England Beekeeping Supplies, Inc. and Carlisle Honey, which is owned and operated by Rick Reault. Our objective is to supply educational materials and teach beekeeping methods through video and direct contact. We also carry a quality line of Beekeeping equipment and supplies at competitive prices. Carlisle Honey produces raw local honey that has been a local favorite for over 10 years. We hope you enjoy our site and will continue to visit as we evolve into one of your favorite beekeeping sites.

In the News!

The Queens, the Drones and the Workers
Much to be learned about our place in society by observing a colony of bees

The Secret Life of Bees

Beekeeping Videos

How to Install a Package How to Light a Smoker

Learn about beekeeping from Rick Reault

New England Beekeeping is offering two 5 week courses in the basics of beekeeping which is designed to interest not only seasoned beekeepers but those individuals interested in starting this fascinating hobby. You will learn the latest techniques of helping beehives survive mites, disease, and a Middlesex County winter. You will also learn about beekeeping equipment, hive management, buying and installing bees into a hive, where to place a hive, and harvesting honey, pollen, propolis and beeswax. Learn more about 2018 classes »

Packages for 2018:

We receive packages from Rossman apiaries in Georgia and make them available for pick up in the spring time.

2018 Delivery Dates

  • Monday, April 2, 2018: (delivered on schedule)
  • Monday, April 9, 2018: (delivered on schedule)
  • Monday, April 23, 2018: SOLD OUT: (delayed one week: New pick up date is Monday, April 30th)
  • Friday, May 18, 2018, 9:00AM-2:00PM. Note: We can accommodate other times by request.SOLD OUT
Pick up is between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, unless other arrangements are requested.

IMPORTANT: Our pick-up dates are subject to change so please call ahead or revisit our website for updates to our schedule.

Returns and Cancellations: Please see our Package Return and Cancellation Policy.

2018 Nucs

We have Nucs available to purchase for 2018. We will be staggering our nuc pick up appointments. Earlier placed orders will be distributed first. We have sent emails out, please schedule your nuc pickup appointment. Any nucs ordered after April 25th will be ready for pickup after June 1, 2018.

Order nucs by mail or online.

Mail order nuc prices for 2018 will be $175, plus a $25 refundable nuc box deposit. If you wish to place an order by mail,, you can mail a check made out to New England Beekeeping (10 Louis Ave, Tyngsboro, MA - 01879) for $200/nuc and we will email you a receipt. Please include email address and contact information with check.

Order nucs online

2018 Nucs for sale online are sold out. Please call our store for nucs available for June 16th and after.
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